This allowed our class to become informed on the process of admitting a patient in the field. Our class gained an understanding of the process of providing substance abuse services to clients. We learned the importance of prioritizing a client’s treatment plan. Our insight also included understanding the different treatment stages and familiarizing ourselves with local agencies offering treatment by looking up agencies and resources using 211, the phonebook and the internet. We gained an understanding of peer pressure in adolescents and discussed prevention programs created to teach adolescents the skills needed to make good decisions.
Roni Leighah Darcy - Beadle Process, Relationship and Change within Three Distinctive Approaches to Counselling and Psychotherapy This essay will discuss and contrast three approaches to counselling and psychotherapy, these being Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Analysis and Transactional Analysis. Each will be evaluated in terms of features of the therapeutic process and their contribution to client change, and the assumptions inherent within each approach about client change will be considered. It will look at how each approach influences the therapist-client encounter, and the strengths and shortcomings of each approach will be taken into consideration. Where appropriate, ethics and professional issues will be examined. Differences and similarities between the three approaches will be taken into account, and a synthesis of the approaches will be offered.
The counselor then identifies any ethical or substance abuse concerns and uses educational comments, empowerment/support statements, and reframes as therapeutic interactions with the client. Finally, the counselor identifies the client’s current coping strategies and presents possible coping alternatives such as support groups, long-term therapy, legal referrals or referrals to other medical professionals or agencies. It is important that the counselor take steps to get a client’s commitment to follow-through with recommendations. Some may consider the six-step model a more straightforward and efficient intervention model designed to work as an integrated problem-solving process (James, 2008). All six steps involve an ongoing assessment, which is also a critical component of crisis intervention.
Successful crisis counselors must have possess basic attending skills which is a combination of steady eye contact, attentive posture, calm and soothing voice, and reframing to gain clarity and understanding of what the client has expressed in regards to their experience of the psychological stressor. Using these attending behaviors in the presence of clients reassures the individual that the counselor is listening to them which helps establish trust between the two. Asking open-ended questions such as, “What brings you in today?”, and “How do you feel about what happened to you?” prompts the client to respond with detailed answers giving the counselor insight and essential information behind the psychological stressor. The use of paraphrasing by the counselor provides clarity as to what the client has expressed in regards to their crisis situation. Through reflection of feelings, clients are able to openly express their feelings about the crisis, learn effective ways to manage positive and negative feelings, and gain a
During this time, we will set short-term, long-term goals, and process goal to give us the direction of counseling and the purpose. There must be ongoing, meaningful evaluation of its useful purposes. Progress of my clients should be measurable and definable. During my interactions with clients, I must understand their feelings, behavior, and motivations so that I can help clients to identify any negative cognitive and behavioral patterns. As I fulfill my mission as a counselor, the therapeutic process must be given the time to work if the client is to achieve their personal goals and gain the necessary insight into their lives.
2.1 You can do this by talking and listening to the person being cared for. 2.2 Look at their needs ie the right glasses on correct aids get training if needed understand there disabilities research places to take them. 3.1 It is important they understand and that the consent is informed consent. 3.2 In order to establish consent it is essential to make use of communication skills verbal(spoken and written) and non-verbal ( body language and facial expressions). 3.3 You can do this by seeing advice from your seniors and on the internet from appropriate bodies and social workers.
The organisation has 2 main objectives. These are – 1. To promote and provide education and training for counsellors and/or psychotherapists working in either professional or voluntary settings, whether full- or part-time, with a view to raising the standards of counselling and/or psychotherapy for the benefit of the community and in particular for those who are the recipients of counselling and/or psychotherapy. 2. To advance the education of the public in the part that counselling and/or psychotherapy can play generally and in particular to meet the needs of those members of society where development and participation in society is impaired by mental, physical or social handicap or disability.
ADVANCED COUNSELLING SKILLS 1.Understand the process of a series of counselling sessions. 1.1Identify the stages of a series of counselling sessions. The counselling relationship should have a clear start middle and an end, the beginning is when the relationship starts and trust is built forming a working alliance for the client to start sharing their anxieties and concerns that have bought them to the counselling room, the middle is when the counsellor explores with the client the feelings, beliefs and patterns that have been noticed by the counsellor, then looking for a way forward that the client feels is achievable for them, also to identify any areas that are causing problems might allow the relationship to move forward , including
Before explaining the role and importance of assessment and diagnosis in case conceptualization and treatment planning, assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment planning should be defined. According to Erford (2010) assessment is the systematic gathering of information to understand the issues that bring people to counseling. Diagnosis is the identification of a problem that becomes the target of the counseling intervention. Case conceptualization refers to how professional counselors understand the nature of clients’ concerns, how and why the problems have developed, and the types of counseling interventions that would be helpful. Treatment planning provides a road map for the counseling process (Erford, 2010).
Receive feedback from others about our behaviour our skills our values the way we relate to others about our very identity. Feedback is central to the process of reflection. Constructive feedback = essential to improve and increase the effectiveness of the service. Helps social care worker to adhere in learning and developing new skills. How people can react on constructive feedback or criticism : React : • People may react defensively.